Masters 4th Round Real-time Blogging (pt. 8)
Phil just blasted a drive on 15 well past Tiger’s tee shot, and Jim Nantz sounded surprised. The distance in Lefty’s game isn’t some new innovation, however. Back seven years ago, at the Par 3 Shootout, Lee Trevino was watching Mickelson warm-up the second morning, when he turned to us few reporters who made our way out to the course before the pro-am, and said, “There is no one who hits the driver farther than Phil. Not even Tiger. I could watch him hit that thing all day.”
It’s not just the muscle I commented on yesterday. Phil’s always been one of the longest guys out there.
The biggest problem is reining that power in when the shot calls for precision.
And now, two eagle putts for Woods and Mickelson…Tiger’s first…
D’oh! It didn’t come down towards the water! How??
Now for Phil’s…to tie for the lead…
Oh my! He absolutely jacked that one. And now he’s got a…OK…a birdie.
Wow. That’s going to be tough for Phil to swallow. If he doesn’t win, he’s going to look back on that one with perhaps more regret than the double on 12.
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